Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

'Vettel can win with a different team'

Monday 3rd December 2012

 RSS

Share:

'Vettel can win with a different team'

'Vettel can win with a different team'

Niki Lauda says Sebastian Vettel will continue to win titles even if he leaves Red Bull for another team.

Last Sunday the German wrapped up his third successive Drivers' Championship, beating Fernando Alonso to the 2012 crown by just three points.

Vettel has a contract with Red Bull Racing for the next two seasons, however, he has been linked to a move to Ferrari in the future.

And should the German swap teams, whether that be Ferrari or another, Lauda believes the 25-year-old has the ability to win titles with a rival outfit.

"He will eventually move somewhere else," Lauda, who won two Championships with Ferrari and one with McLaren, told CNN.

"It's normal. Any skier changes his skis every year - so you have to change your cars at least once in your history.

"I changed my racing cars three or four times in my career and still kept on winning. He will do something like this for sure as well."

He added: "Vettel is the top guy, [Lewis] Hamilton is the top guy, Alonso is the top guy, Schumacher is a top guy too.

"You need a car, and you need a driver. Vettel is for sure as good as Alonso is - but you need a better car."

Related Links
Red Bull deny Vettel extension

Keeping Cool In Abu Dhabi

Editor's Picks

Gallery: Title Celebrations

Gallery: Title Celebrations

Lewis, his family and Mercedes all celebrated the Brit's 2014 Drivers' Championship success in Abu Dhabi...

Winners & Losers: Abu Dhabi

Winners & Losers: Abu Dhabi

Lewis Hamilton finally achieved the points difference that all his 2014 performances have justified...

The 2014 Season In Numbers

The 2014 Season In Numbers

The Championships both went to Mercedes with Lewis Hamilton securing the drivers. But who finished P6? Find out...

NTF1News: Disney Movie

NTF1News: Disney Movie

Among news items this week, tales of the Honey Badger, plus Disney's new movie about the engine row - Un-Frozen...

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Nico Rosberg kept his lock-ups to a minimum as Turn 4 came back to haunt Lewis Hamilton at Interlagos...